November 17, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Manawatū truck driver costs freight company $235k in stolen fuel card scam — Scam Guards

Donald Hughie Mcgillivray stole a fuel card from TIL Freight, after working as a truck driver for them in 2014. He gained $75,000 over two years, selling access to the card and racking up $235,000 in charges to TIL.

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Donald Hughie Mcgillivray stole a fuel card from TIL Freight, after working as a truck driver for them in 2014. He gained $75,000 over two years, selling access to the card and racking up $235,000 in charges to TIL.

A Manawatū truck driver made thousands in a simple but lucrative scam at the expense of a former employer.

Donald Hughie Mcgillivray was sentenced to eight months’ home detention in the Palmerston North District Court on Tuesday, for a fraudulent scheme selling access to a stolen company fuel card.

Judge Stephanie Edwards also ordered Mcgillivray to pay $40,000 in reparations to the company over the next five years.

While he personally made around $75,000 from the scam, Mcgillivray was approaching retirement age and Judge Edwards reduced the reparations to an amount he could realistically pay back without undue hardship.

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